The week before Easter, I call the kids into the kitchen for a special breakfast treat, Resurrection Rolls to help prepare them for the celebration of our risen king. I don't have a problem with letting them dye eggs or eat marshmallow peeps (we don't do the Easter bunny though) but I do make sure they understand the true meaning of Easter. This fin activity helps to get the point across! The ingredient list is simple:
2 (10 oz) Cans Refrigerated Biscuits
1 (10.5 Oz) Bag Marshmallows
1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
While the oven is preheating to 400 degrees, the children combine the sugar and cinnamon. I hand each one a flattened biscuit and they place "Jesus" (the marshmallow) in the tomb. They fold it up so the edges are wrapped firmly around the marshmallow and then dip it into the "oil," (butter). Then they dip it into the "spices," cinnamon and sugar. I place them in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Once they are cooled, I cut them in half and the marshmallow is gone (melted), Christ has risen!